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Tolerance in Islam

Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him ﷺ, had one wife that was a Jew and one wife that was a Christian. Both of these wives kept their religion and practiced their religion throughout their lives.

Juwayrya bint al-Harith al-Mustalaqiyya, daughter of the Jewish leader al-Harith ibn Abi Dirar, while a prisoner of war embraced Islam then married the Prophet, blessings and peace upon him.

Maryah al-Qibtiyya the Christian was not the Prophet's wife but a jaryah or slave sent to him by the Negus of Abyssinia, and she embraced Islam on her way from Abyssinia to Madina before she reached the Prophet, Allah bless and greet him ﷺ.

(3) Muslims recognize Jesus, peace be upon him and Moses, peace be upon him, as prophets of Allah, SWT. A Muslim would never say anything negative about either of these prophets. Many Jews and Christians, on the other hand, are quick to say very negative things about Muhammed, peace be upon him, and to say very negative things about Islam.

This is true, and is one of the signs of Allah's anger with them. Christians and Jews cannot dispute Islam without incurring divine wrath, whereas Muslims dispute Christianity and Judaism without rejecting Jesus and Moses. On the contrary, we respect them and invoke blessings upon them more than Christians and Jews put together.

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